Wednesday, February 12, 2014

St Patrick's Day Pins

For the past several years I've whittled leprechaun pins and traded them for pitchers of beer.  I've got a jump on St Patrick's Day this year, and have a bunch nearly ready.

These little pins are very appropriate for the newer whittler.  The leprechaun heads are merely a variation of Santa, whittled "on the corner".  The standing leprechauns are scroll sawed out of 1/4th or 3/8ths inch Basswood.  After being whittled, a pin back is glued onto the backs.  Most of the leprechauns will be painted, but some will be stained and /or finished natural.

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